The Starter Wife
ends its 10-episode run tonight as Molly Kagan (Debra Messing
) tries to carve out a new life as a single mother raising her daughter Jaden (Brielle Barbusca) in the middle of the dysfunctional world surrounding the film industry. Picking up where the mini-series left off, the first season premiered on October 10 with a two-hour episode featuring Molly as she defines her own terms after being practically rejected and shunned by the community of the rich and famous. She has also vowed to swear off men after the failure of her "happy ending" relationship with a homeless man.
Throughout the season, Molly faced several challenges, including dealing with new love interests, raising a grounded daughter in a town that doesn't exactly have its priorities straight and struggling with her ongoing emotional and financial complications from her divorce from Kenny (David Alan Basche). Of course, Molly isn't alone as she started a new chapter of her life with the help of loyal friends Joan (Judy Davis
) and Rodney (Chris Diamantopoulos
), who are also caught up on their own complicated lives, as well as her new Starting Gate School ally, Liz (Danielle Nicolet).
In the season ender of The Starter Wife
called “Woman Over the Influence,” Molly assesses her future with Zach (Hart Bochner), an attractive, divorced single father who teaches Molly's writing class, during Lou's wedding. Meanwhile, Joan makes a confession. And as Rodney's relationship changes and Liz's life becomes turbulent.
Don't forget to catch Molly as she makes a decision about her future with Zach in the season finale on The Starter Wife
, airing tonight at 10/9c on the USA Network.
The Starter Wife is from the Emmy, WGA and PGA-nominated writing team of Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (Runaway Bride
), who serves as executive producers along with Gigi Levangie Grazer, who penned the New York Times
bestselling novel on which the miniseries was based.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: USA Network
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